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# Is the greatest common factor of two numbers a composite number?

Updated: 8/29/2023

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8y ago

The numbers are relatively prime, or co-prime.

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7y ago

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12y ago

If the GCF of two composite numbers is 1, they are co-prime or relatively prime.

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8y ago

There is no standard GCF in that instance. It varies according to which numbers you select.

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8y ago

Not necessarily. The GCF of 6 and 9 is 3.

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6y ago

Not necessarily.

Wiki User

13y ago

?

Wiki User

6y ago

Yes.

Anonymous

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3y ago

Sometimes

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Composite. All whole numbers ending in zero are composite.

### The greatest factor that two or more numbers have in common is?

The Greatest Common Factor, or GCF.

### Do all composite numbers share a greatest common factor that is greater than 1?

No. Two composite numbers, like 4 and 9, can have a GCF of 1. They are said to be relatively prime or co-prime.

### Find the greatest common factor of 14?

14. Alternatively, a single number cannot have a greatest common factor because "common" refers to factors that two or more numbers have in common. You have only one number.

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The greatest factor that two or more numbers have in common is known as the greatest common factor, or GCF.

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